NHS Health Checks in East Sussex

If you’re aged between 40 and 74, you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check that can help you live a longer and healthier life.

The NHS Health Check programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. If you are aged 40 to 74 and don’t already have one of these conditions, you’ll be invited to a health check once every five years.

Your NHS Health Check guide – NHS Choices

How to get your free NHS Health Check

GP practices in East Sussex offer the NHS Health Check to their eligible patients. They will invite everyone who is eligible over the next few years. Look out for your invitation from your GP, and make sure you take up the offer when it comes.

Speak to your GP to find out more.

What happens at an NHS Health Check?

  • The check will take no longer than 30 minutes.
  • You’ll be asked some simple questions about your family history and any medication you’re taking.
  • Your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity will be recorded.
  • Your blood pressure will be taken.
  • A simple blood test will be done to check your cholesterol and, in some cases, your blood sugar levels.
  • You’ll be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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